Nice to see Morocco added as a scheduled service.
As BrumX said,hopefully more to come soon.
North Africa seems to be making a comeback after a few years of uncertainty.Morocco has always been popular,so let’s hope these services are successful.
Air Arabia Maroc launches new service connecting Birmingham with Agadir
Air Arabia Maroc has announced the launch of a twice weekly scheduled service from Birmingham to the Moroccan city of Agadir starting 01 October 2018.
The new service will commence this winter and will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays as follows:
Birmingham to Agadir
Tuesday Departure 20h40 – Arrival 00h35
Friday Departure 12h10 – Arrival 16h05
Agadir to Birmingham
Tuesday Departure 15h55 - Arrival 19h50
Friday Departure 07h25 – Arrival 11h20
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to link Birmingham to our base in Agadir with direct weekly flights. Birmingham is the latest city to join Air Arabia Maroc's ever growing destination network in the United Kingdom and Europe offering customer a wider choice for affordable air travel.”
Tom Screen, Birmingham Airport’s Acting Aviation Director, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Air Arabia Maroc to Birmingham Airport. This new service to Agadir will be popular with holiday makers seeking sun and great beaches anytime of the year.
“Agadir is a gem on Morocco's coastline with spacious streets, palm-lined boulevards and stunning beaches and so it makes a great addition to the choice of destinations from our Midlands airport.”
Air Arabia Maroc, which was established in April 2009, is Morocco’s largest low-cost carrier and part of the Air Arabia Group. It currently operates flights to 53 European routes from six cities in Morocco: Casablanca, Fez, Tangier, Marrakech, Nador and Agadir.
Agadir is a major touristic city in Morocco known for its pleasant climate and a 10-kilometer long seafront offering visitors an unforgettable experience.
One-way fares (including all taxes and charges) will start from £49 - to book visit www.airarabia.com
AIR ARABIA MAROC CELEBRATES FIRST EVER DIRECT SERVICE FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT Air Arabia Maroc Celebrates First Ever Direct Service from Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport has welcomed Air Arabia Maroc - Morocco’s largest low-cost carrier to its existing 50 airlines. Air Arabia Maroc has operated its first direct service from Birmingham Airport to the Moroccan city of Agadir. To celebrate, an inaugural ceremony was held at the airport.
Passengers arriving on the 1120 hours flight, along with Birmingham Airport and Air Arabia Maroc employees, gathered to celebrate the service which operates on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director said: “Officially welcoming Air Arabia Maroc to Birmingham Airport for the first time ever is fantastic. For us, if the customer demand is there, it’s important we can provide enough choice to be able to meet it - whether this involves the introduction of additional direct services or an increase in the frequency of services.
“With its warm temperatures, Agadir is a destination which can be enjoyed during the summer and winter months alike, providing our customers affordable air travel all year round. Air Arabia Maroc is a great addition to our collection of airlines and we look forward to working with Air Arabia Maroc on this popular destination of Morocco.”
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to link Birmingham to our Agadir Base. Birmingham is the latest British destination to join Air Arabia Maroc's existing UK network.”
Could never understand why this route was launched in the winter months, why didnt the airline wait until summer, surely more demand in the hotter months?
When any new airline starts at Birmingham, I always thingk the key is plenty of marketing and advertising in the Midlands, have Air Arabia Maroc done any? Look at what Jet2 did to launch their services?
I guess that 99.9% of the Midlands population have no idea about this airline and route from Birmingham, and that is where the problems start, such a random route with an unknown airline, who would even search for it? I just can't see it lasting much longer.